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This photo was taken at the same location as the photo I posted yesterday. It is near the southern end of the island looking at the east bank of the Nile. It was almost sunset.

An oval-shaped island in the Nile at Aswan was given to Lord Horatio Kitchener in the 1890s for his part in the Sudanese campaigns while he was the Egyptian Consul. Kitchener, who was a keen gardener turned his island home into a botanical garden, importing exotic plants and trees which flourished in the Aswan climate. The botanical garden was constructed in 1899 under the supervision of the Ministry of Irrigation and turned into an experimental station for plants from equatorial regions in 1928. Alongside the native trees and plants of Aswan such as the Sycamore Fig and the Date Palm, many trees were brought from abroad and cultivated for use in the timber industry. Experimental oil and fruit crops were also propagated on the island by the Ministry of Agriculture. The island is now owned by the Egyptian government and there is a biological research station at its southern end which is not open to visitors.

Information taken from egyptsites.co.uk/upper/aswan.

Nikon D200
2007/04/22 07:26:40.6
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Focal Length: 50mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/180 sec - F/7.1
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: 0
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium High
Image Comment: Copyright(C) 2007 Andre' Salvador
Long Exposure NR: Off

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